NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Paul Casey is off to a good start in his final chance this year to get a victory.
Casey birdied the 18th hole at Albany Golf Club on Thursday for a 6-under 66 and a share of the first-round lead with Jimmy Walker and Zach Johnson in the Hero World Challenge.
Casey is among five players in the 18-man field who has yet to win this year.
Defending champion Jordan Spieth made a hole-in-one on his second hole and was in the large group at 67 that included Bubba Watson and Adam Scott, who lives at Albany.
Johnson was penalized on his third hole for marking his ball off the green. The penalty later was rescinded because it was not clear where the putting surface ended on several greens.
NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE
SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) — Sweden’s Henrik Stenson and South Africa’s Jaco van Zyl shared the first-round lead in the Nedbank Golf Challenge at 6-under 66.
Stenson won the event in 2008.
England’s Danny Willett, the winner last year, was a stroke back. South Africa’s Branden Grace and Australia’s Mark Leishman shot 68.
GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — South Africa’s Zander Lombard shot a 5-under 67 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Australian PGA.
England’s Mark Foster was second. American Brandt Snedeker, the top-ranked player in the field at No. 38, had an 84 in tough early conditions with rain and strong, gusting wind.